The Brahmāṇi temple is set in a quiet forested area in the remote village of Toldem in Goa‘s Sanguem taluka. These images were taken one early morning in February 2008.
The age of the shrine at Taide is difficult to ascertain like that of most folk style art objects. However, since motifs such as the double headed gaṇḍa-bheruṇda and erotic scenes appear in the reliefs at the base, its age should not be considered to be too recent. On the other hand the three-peaked crown of the human faces of hybrid lions in the base point to a more recent time, to approximately the eighteenth century A.D.
From: The Hindu Past – Sculpture and Architecture by Gritli v. Mitterwallner, included in the anthology Goa – Cultural Patterns edited by Saryu Doshi (MARG Publications, 1983)